Truman to Support Student Participation in National Undergraduate Research Conference

Truman will offer support to a number of students attending the 26th Annual National Conference on Undergraduate Research taking place March 29-31, 2012 in Ogden, Utah.

The Conference takes place each spring to allow students to present their research, scholarship and creative activities to their peers from around the country.
Funding of student participation and the coordination of all travel arrangements will be handled through the Office of Student Research (OSR). Students who wish to receive financial support from the OSR for NCUR travel must submit an application and a copy of their abstract to the their office in the drop box outside Magruder Hall 3132 no later than 4 p.m. Oct. 26. Applications can be found online at Abstract guidelines can be accessed through

The OSR will rank the applications and award travel funds to no more than 25 students. Priority will be given to upper class students, students who have not previously attended NCUR and students who will not have the opportunity to present their research elsewhere (excluding Truman’s Student Research Conference). Applicants will be notified whether or not they have been awarded funding via email no later than Nov. 4. Students who are denied funding from the OSR are encouraged to seek alternative sources of travel funds.

The OSR will make travel arrangements for all students participating in the Conference, whether a student is supported from other funds (grants, other departments, etc.) or the OSR.  

After securing travel arrangements, students must submit their abstract to NCUR through their website,, by Nov. 15. A panel of faculty at Weber State University will review abstracts and students will be notified whether their abstract has been accepted by Jan. 6, 2012.

Research mentors will receive regular updates on their student’s status during the process. Faculty or staff interested in attending NCUR should send an email to Limited funds for faculty/staff travel will be available through the OSR.